Director of the Annual Fund
Phone: (908) 852-1400, ext. 2336
Emily Russell is Centenary University’s Director of Annual Giving. She is responsible for the Centenary Fund direct mail and telefund programs and the annual Scholarship Gala. She also produces written communications and content for stewardship and solicitation letters and e-mails in support of University Advancement objectives.
Previously, Emily served as the Director of Annual Giving for the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, an independent non-profit which served as the fundraising arm of Douglass College in New Brunswick, NJ. Prior to her time at Douglass, Emily worked in various positions in the Advancement office at Lehigh University, most recently as an Associate Director of the Lehigh Fund.
Emily has a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the School of Journalism and Media Studies. She is married to Centenary University Assistant Professor of Accounting Michael Russell and resides in Flemington, NJ with her husband and their young daughter, Penny.